Indigenous Showcase – The Resistance Saga part 1 – When the Mountains Tremble
A ticket to any one film in the Resistance Saga series is good for all three films
** SIFF members receive the NWFF member discount for this event **
$12 General Admission
** Director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onís in attendance! **
** Special three-film screening with discussion and reception! **
This new, updated version of the 1983 classic on war and social revolution in Guatemala is a vigorous and persuasive documentary. It describes the struggle of the largely Indian peasantry against a legacy of state and foreign oppression. Centered on the experiences of Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú, a Maya K’iche indigenous leader, the film knits a variety of forms — interviews, direct address, re-enactment, video transmission, and on the spot footage shot at great hazard — into a wide-ranging and remarkable cohesive epic canvas of the Guatemalan struggle. Despite the long history of oppression it depicts, the overall effect of the film is exhilarating; with clarity and energy it conveys the birth of a national and political awareness.